Maybe we all struggle with attention and approval?
I mean, nobody wants to be disliked.
But parental approval?
Parental approval is not a little issue.
It’s a mountain of one.
I see so much benefit in the family business.
Heck, I hope I get to pass one on one day.
But to strike out on your own… Make your own way…
That’s the kind of quest a man lives for.
“Scoff at the need for attention and approval—they will lead you astray. Feel some anger and resentment at the parental forces that want to foist upon you an alien vocation. It is a healthy part of your development to follow a path independent of your parents and to establish your own identity. Let your sense of rebellion fill you with energy and purpose.”
–Robert Greene, Mastery